Instructional Resources

To help students obtain competitive advantages in the real working environments from classrooms and to help students to acquire the knowledge through hands-on modern methodology effectively and efficiently, SVU participates in many university programs provided by the leading companies in their industries, such as Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Cadence. Students who learn the usage of the emerging tools in the real world can definitely grant themselves better job opportunities. SVU’s instructional resources aim to do just that.

Apple iOS Developer University Program Membership

Microsoft MSDN Academic Alliance Membership

Oracle Academy Membership

Apple iOS Developer University Program Membership

SVU has joined the Apple iOS Developer University Program to provide a wide range of technical resources to assist students in design, development, and testing. The iOS apps include iOS Dev Center, iOS Developer Library, and Development Videos.

Apple iTunes University Program Membership

SVU has joined the Apple iTunes University program to offer class materials online for allowing students to download streaming video and documents to PCs, laptops, and mobile devices/equipment.

Microsoft MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) Membership

SVU has subscribed to Microsoft MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) membership to make the latest Microsoft software available in labs and classrooms. The Microsoft MSDNAA program offers Microsoft developer tools for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, including the up-to-date Visual Studio, Windows Operating Systems, Windows Server, .NET Framework, computer cluster server, SQL server, Mobile SDK and more than 300 tools.

Oracle Academy Membership

SVU is a member of Oracle Academy. SVU provides Oracle 11g Real Application Cluster (RAC) Enterprise version database to students and faculty. Oracle RAC database services is a shared cache clustered database architecture that overcomes the limitations of traditional shared-nothing and shared-disk architectures for unbeatable database performance, scalability and reliability without requiring changes to existing Oracle Database applications. Oracle RAC has been successfully deployed by thousands of Oracle customers, allowing these customers to use clustered database servers for a simplified, efficient and successful delivery of Database Services on the Cloud.

Higher Education User Group and University Alliance Program of SAP Membership

SVU has formed a membership with Higher Education User Group (HEUG) and University Alliance Program offered by SAP (Acronym of Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing) North America to use the tools from Oracle E-Business Suite and SAP software for faculty members and students to enhance the academic and professional learning outcomes. The Oracle E- Business Suite and SAP software tools has been integrated into the business curriculum such as Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Business Process Management (BPM), Customer Relationship Maintenance (CRM), Project Management (PM), and Accounting and Finance (ACCT/FN). The tools from Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Financials Applications, and SAP software will provide students with hands-on experiences and enhance learning experience by equipping students with marketable skills.

Cadence Design Tool Users Group Membership

SVU is a member of Cadence design tool users group. SVU provides Cadence computer-aided electronic design tools to students and faculty. Cadence tools offer proven solutions for every aspect of electronic design. Leading semiconductor, computer systems, communications equipment, and consumer electronics companies around the world rely on Cadence tools to design their products. Cadence design package includes system-level design bundle, design and verification bundle, custom integrated circuits bundle, deep submicron bundle, and PCB systems bundle, which is sufficient for chip-level and board-level design.

Data Communication/Telecommunication

SVU offers a state-of-the-art network equipment such as Cisco routers, Dell switches, Linksys wireless routers, Apple Computer wireless routers, Cisco VPN remote access servers. Students can access these resources from any onsite networked workstation or remote to configure or control those equipment.

Linux/Unix Private Cluster Node

The Linux/Unix system is provided to students in labs to understand the cloud computing paradigm and framework. The cloud computing infrastructure can be used for sharing, scheduling, reliability, availability, elasticity, privacy, provisioning and geographic replication.

Electronic Resource Center & Library

As part of its effort to provide instruction using the latest internet technologies, the university has established a web-based Electronic Resource Center. The center is a digital research facility, created to provide students with the opportunity to make the most use of vast information resources available on the internet.

The university has an onsite library which contains publications in the fields of Business, Computer Science and Engineering, and General Education. Faculty members and students can access major professional journals and scholarly articles through nationally acclaimed database such as ProQuest, ProQuest/ABI, and IEEE. These can be accessed on-site or via the university’s remote proxy services from anywhere, at any time.

The university library serves its students and faculty free of charge. The library has thousands of hard copy materials in its collections. Both students and faculty also have access to SVU’s e-library. Students are expected to follow the university library policy while using these resources.

The university library serves its students and faculty free of charge. The library has thousands of hard copy materials in its collections. Both students and faculty also have access to SVU’s e-library. Students are expected to follow the university library policy while using these resources.

SVU students have convenient access to a number of excellent libraries including San Jose State University (SJSU) and Cal State University East Bay (CSUEB). Students can also obtain free library cards from the Alameda County and Santa Clara County public library system, and make use of the Link+ unified catalog system as well.

Library Hours

Monday – Friday: 11 am to 7 pm Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm